Denver Rental License Inspections

“Healthy Residential Rentals for All”

Denver’s newly passed Residential Rental License Policy has passed city council. While this is a big change for the city, it joins over 60% of the country by having some type of rental licensing program.

The main goal of the program is to ensure that renters are living in safe and healthy homes in an environment where rental rates have substantially outpaced incomes.

We plan to be at the forefront of providing the required rental license inspection. Our company has been providing rental license inspections in the city of Boulder for the last 10+ years, which gives us the experience needed to offer an efficient and scalable Denver Rental License Inspection service.

We plan to offer our inspection service starting the 2nd week of February. However, the first applications will not be accepted by the city until March 10th.

Denver Rental License Inspector Woodrow Hoffmann

Woodrow Hoffmann

Woodrow is our rental license inspection specialist. He is a veteran of the Boulder Rental License program and has all the stringent qualifications Denver requires to be an inspector.

  • ASHI Certified Inspector
  • ICC Residential Combination Inspector
  • Both of these qualifications are needed to be an inspector for Denver’s Rental License program.

TIMELINE:

Phase 1: Jan 1, 2022

Early & voluntary licensing starts. 50% reduced license fees with the city. Any rental can get a rental license in this period.

Phase 2: Jan 1, 2023

Licenses required for anyone who offers, provides, or operates a rental property of 2 or more units on a parcel. Any multi-family home.

Phase 3: Jan 1, 2024

Licensing required on all single family homes that are offered as rentals. Any building that has a single rental unit on a parcel is included.

Rental License Inspections Pricing

$195/unit

*multi-unit discounts available if the inspections can be performed on the same day or the units are in the same building.

Schedule Single Unit Online

Are you a property manager or have multiple units?

We work directly with many property management professionals and large investors. You can send us work orders, we can handle tenant scheduling, and in some cases set up invoicing. Contact us by phone or email for more information.

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Updates for Denver Rental License Inspections:

Since the program is new, things are always changing. We will update our website and email periodic newsletters. Stay connected by signing up below!

New Requirements

Although the licensing and application doesn’t start until March, you can still prepare.

  1. Ensure you are giving all your new residents a copy of the new “Denver Tenant Rights and Resources” document for every new lease starting January 1st, 2022
  2. Sign up for our newsletter above.
  3. Get an inspection early to avid any rush and take advantage of the city discount.
  4. Familiarize yourself with the inspection guidebook.

How To Pass A Denver Rental License Inspection

Denver Rental License requirements have a list of minimum housing standards that a unit must maintain in order to pass the inspection. While most of the items on this list are pretty standard, there are a few small details that may trip you up. We wrote an article on how to pass your inspection. Read more below.

How To Pass A Denver RLI

How Can I Learn More?

More information can be found about the program on the cities website. You can also see the full proposal here. Click the button below to be redirected. We will also be sending out lots of information to our mailing list. Subscribe above!

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